Northumbria Police’s latest recruit named in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh

Northumbria Police’s newest horse has been named in honour of the late Prince Phillip.

By Ryan Smith
Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 2:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 2:13 pm

The 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood Horse which was originally named Charlie by his first owners is now set to be known as Prince, in a tribute to the Queen’s late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip, who passed away at the beginning of April.

The horse, has officially joined Northumbria Police’s Mounted Section after successfully completing a rigorous suitability programme.

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Northumbria Police's newest horse Prince is named in honour of the late Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince’s name was chosen by The Earl of Durham, whose land the brand new Northumbria Police Stables resides on at Lambton Park, near to Chester-le-Street.

Prince will now join his four-legged colleagues Pluto, Perth, Penelope, Patronus, Potter, Parker and Presley in the Mounted Section where he will play a role in keeping the public safe.

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